An area of high pressure wedged between a storm system sitting off the coast of the Northwest and the system that brought snow and rain to parts of California earlier this week, which, according to the LA Times, brought 404 car crashes to the region, will start the weekend off with abundant sunshine for Los Angeles.
However, as the weekend progresses, the days will get increasingly cloudier, though no precipitation is in the forecast.
Temperatures will remain consistent for the duration of the weekend with upper 60s and lower 70s at the coast and mid- to upper 70s farther inland.
Overnight lows will stay in the mid- to upper 50s. Skies should stay fairly clear during the nighttime hours.
A system tracking over the Rocky Mountains will spread snow over the region and into the Plains through the remainder of the week.
While lacking across a large part of the United States on Christmas Day, arctic air is set to make a comeback during the final days of 2014.
A winter storm will impact the United Kingdom and central Europe for Boxing Day and the holiday weekend.
While many bowl games will be played in warmer locales this year, there are others that will face cold and potentially wintry conditions in the Midwest and Northeast.
Following a wet, mild Christmas Eve across much of the Northeast, a blustery Christmas Day is on the way.
Dangerously poor air quality will remain across northern India and Pakistan through late week.
Texarkana, TX (2000)
Ice storm shut down the area. Complete power failure in the city.
The Northeast (2002)
First snowstorm to affect the region on Christmas day, since 1978. 30 inches fell in Cooperdtown NY, 21" fell in Tobyhanna, PA and 19.5 inches fell in Albany NY.
Trenton, NJ (1776)
Washington crossed ice clogged Delaware, marched on Trenton in driving sleet/snow- storm. 24" had fallen in Virginia, but heavy snow belt veered seaward. British surprised, captured - all recrossed river.